Interns of Melmaruvathur Adhiparashakti Institute of Medical Sciences and Research have sent a representation to Medical Council of India (MCI) after the State medical council turned down their application for permanent registration certificate citing MCI’s decision to debar admission due to deficiencies this year.

Of the 150 MBBS students in the 2008 batch, 129 are in compulsory rotatory residential internship (CRRI) due to the break system. Of them, 86 will be completing the internship on March 31, while the others will be done in August.

“In February, MCI found certain deficiencies in the college and debarred admissions for 2014. Tamil Nadu Medical Council had given us temporary registration, but has now refused to issue permanent registration certificate citing MCI’s action,” an intern said.

He said their petition to MCI has fetched no reply. “We do not even know if MCI is aware of the implication of its decision on the interns of the college. We want the State medical council to represent us on this issue,” he said.

Last year, the interns had sought Madras High Court’s intervention. The MCI had then said the batch would have no difficulties in obtaining their certificates on completion. “The court had directed MCI and the State medical council to recognise the internship and issue certificates,” the student said.

K. Prakasam, president of Tamil Nadu Medical Council, said, “A college should be recognised by MCI at the time of issuing permanent registration to a student who has completed internship,” he said.

The Tamil Nadu Medical Council will provide permanent registration if the college gets a compliance report or if the interns get a direction from the MCI or a gazette notification from the Central government, he said, adding, “Otherwise, the students need to seek legal remedy.”

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